A well-run balanced scorecard process enables product-market fit to thrive. How?
From Harvard Business School:
What you measure is what you get. Senior executives understand that their organization’s measurement system strongly affects the behavior of managers and employees. Executives also understand that traditional financial accounting measures like return-on-investment and earnings-per-share can give misleading signals for continuous improvement and innovation—activities today’s competitive environment demands.
Clearly measuring the right amount of things the right way drives the business forward. If you include an understanding of the product-market fit process, you can easily integrate a balanced scorecard into that process. One of the clear issues with running a business is how to allocate the right money in the right places. You have external demands as well as internal.
The balanced scorecard (from http://www.free-management-ebooks.com/news/balanced-business-scorecard/)
Make product-market fit work better, having some effort put into understanding the customer is critical. Our way of thinking makes understanding the underserved needs simple and affordable and accessible to many. That creates a targeted customer base. Recently, we’ve helped a company understand its Target customer in a precise way, enabling investment in the company. Otherwise, it did not look good for its future.
Also feeding the right amount of data into the product is a learning and growth process. It feeds the right information to the people that are building the widget for sale.
A major part of the balanced scorecard is the learning and growth process. Funding this properly allows for resource allocation appropriately spent in the right areas.
Both will work well together but I must say the balanced scorecard is a little bit more of a mature business process. It’s also difficult for companies to understand product-market fit as a process. While it’s quite logical, getting everybody in an agreement can be challenging. The two separate sections of product Market fit are very different talents sets.
By understanding the reason to execute each section gives your organization the best chance to succeed.